My journey started a year ago, though it can be traced back further to when a friend of mine pushed my away from a Sennheiser and towards a WeSC two years ago (what a bad decision that was). I started with the ubiquitous Audio-Technica ATH-M50 that many first-timers start with, and through asking about the correct amp to use with it and researching reviews vs. popular headphones like Beats to combat naysayers in my life, I ended up spending more time on Head-Fi. Around that time, I realized that I had a Sennheiser HD518 in storage that a friend had given to me years ago. Since I wasn't familiar with headphones at the time, I saw no point in their open design and thought them useless. Listening to them again, I became hooked on all the different sounds that you can get out of headhpones. Since then I've spent ever more time on Head-Fi, and have accumunlated over 35 pairs, and of late I've started getting into modding and put Sennheiser drivers into my crappy old WeSCs. My motto is never to disregard a can based on price, so most of my collection is classified as "mid-fi", in the $200 range. I do most of my listening on my flagships, though, the Beyerdynamic T5p, Grado PS1000, and Koss ESP950, with lesser time spent with my Sennheiser HD600. Most of the other cans I use to monitor and mix my own music occasionally, or they become part of an ever-rotating collection of portables.